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|On Jun 19, 2014, Sequoiadendron4 Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I found this nursery because they had a particular plant I was interested in. Of course, you can't just buy one plant...LOL...so I bought a couple others. The prices were very fair. I got many emails updating me with the status of the order and, what really blew me away, was that I got a personal phone call from a representative saying my order had shipped. That was an excellent personal touch. The plants arrived in good shape and I'm excited to get them planted and have them for years in my garden :)
|On May 5, 2014, bradman79 Grovetown, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I placed a couple of separate orders with Shooting Star this past Spring. They responded quickly to my emails; all of the plants were shipped in a timely manner and arrived healthy- including the dormant ones. I will likely use them in the future.
|On Feb 1, 2014, blessed2348 Cave City, KY wrote:
Have made several purchases. One very large. Picked material up at nursery each time. Great variety of hard to find plants. Went out of their way to provide plants for a mid-winter pick up. Pleasure doing business!
|On Jun 21, 2013, Lumberjill Arlington, VA wrote:
After talking to Shooting Star, I decided to drive there to get larger plants than shipping would economically allow. I was met promptly after getting out of my car. We talked about my "wish" list, and we went in search of the items. Some of them were a bit hard to find, but I honestly enjoyed meandering and searching. I gave me the chance to see what else I might need! With their great breadth of stock in various stages from seed to maturity, I can understand why it's hard to know where everything is at each stage of development.
|On May 24, 2013, shimer Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Posted on September 14, 2012, updated May 24, 2013
On May 24th, 2013, shimer added the following:
I ordered new plants this spring, as those flowering in my garden last fall had not survived (I knew they probably wouldn't). I had neglected to collect the seed pods, which were numerous on the plants that I received in Sept.
My new plants arrived a couple days ago, extremely moist and well packed entirely in paper pack (promptly put in with recyclables). I appreciate the earth-friendly packaging.
As the plants have yet to flower and were grown from seed, it will be a pleasant to surprise to see if I have both blue and white flowers: I am sure I will be happy with any flowers at all from this amazing little plant.
I will definitely do business with Shooting Star again when I need more plants for my garden.
|On Sep 26, 2012, lissyrae Old Hickory, TN wrote:
Posted on December 20, 2007, updated September 26, 2012
On September 26th, 2012, lissyrae added the following:
Just received another order from this nursery. Cannot say enough good things about them! The plants (6 ferns and 4 prarie dropseed grass) are a very nice size and all look great. The packing was amazing. Very prompt delivery, with email communication the whole way. Will definitely be back!
|On May 7, 2012, janerx Haubstadt, IN (Zone 6b) wrote:
very nicely packed, all plants arrived in very good condition. Nice selection, will order from them again.
|On May 6, 2012, LG7 Union City, TN wrote:
I ordered 4 native plants from this company. They were shipped promptly and arrived when the company said they would. The plants were healthy and attractive. I received several emails from the company on the status of my order, when they were shipped and when to expect delivery. I am very pleased with the plants and service of this company and highly recommend them.
|On Mar 10, 2012, WardandJenny TEN MILE, TN wrote:
I ordered on Wednesday and received the plants on Friday! That's great service. And the plants appeared to be in good condition. I planted them late Friday afternoon. I will certainly order from this company again.
|On Jan 21, 2012, maylingsmom Brookhaven, MS wrote:
A great little nursery. I emailed a question and received a prompt response. My order was packed well. The shredded newspaper is a little troublesome, but if it means I get plants in good shape then I can not complain.
|On Sep 8, 2011, agroff Camp Hill, PA wrote:
Posted on August 28, 2010, updated September 8, 2011
On September 8th, 2011, agroff added the following:
Ordered additional plants in August 2011 and all arrived in nice condition and are doing great in my garden. I ordered Tilia, Morus, Cocculus, and Neviusia--the Morus and Neviusia have already put on some new growth. I recommend this seller and will order from again.
|On Aug 19, 2011, Youngtreegenius Yellow Springs, OH wrote:
Heres is the skinny people. They ship fast. That is really fast. I may be close to their nursery but still I received my plants within a week. For 3 purchases. I have 9 trees and 2 vines(pasiflora) and all are not only happy, but growing. The Kentucky coffees have grown 6 plus inches of good growth since they have been in the ground, which has been less than 4 months!!!!!!!!!!!Every single plant came out of the box in perfect condition and packed with love. All plants are thriving. Seriously. Good prices, GREAT stock is key. I'm very happy with my experience
|On Aug 15, 2011, KCClark Hilliard, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Placed a decent size order with them in April 2009, including plants, bush and tree. Two years later, all of them are doing great.
|On Jul 5, 2011, Terry Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered several marginal and pond plants from Shooting Star. The plants were well-packed and good size topgrowth and roots. The communication was excellent and the plants arrived exactly when I was told they would - thank you!
|On Jun 19, 2011, lanah_1 Warren, MI wrote:
I was really impressed at the super fast service and great communication.The plants arrived in great shape. and I was very pleased .So pleased that I made another order....when I saw how nice the first plants were.They are a great source for asclepias and other butterfly plants for my garden that I cant find locally for sale.. I recommend them highly.
|On May 12, 2011, Mima56 Thayer, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered 3 Asclepias Incarnata from Shooting Star Nursery, telling them the period of time I wanted my plants shipped. I immediately received the nicest email giving me my choice of two dates. Later, I received another email informing me that my plants had shipped. They were so well packed and they were robust, healthy, and happy! After a couple of days on a porch to readjust to the light, they were transplanted to their nursery bed. Now, two weeks later, they are doing well. All in all, this was an excellent ordering experience!
|On Apr 30, 2011, ddion8 Iowa City, IA wrote:
I had to leave a comment to indicate how pleased I was with Shooting Star. I ordered a ladyslipper orchid for an early mother's day present. Since this was an in vitro propagation, I wasnt sure what to do. Marianne was great with advice. But what really impressed me, and what comes across even in reading their responses to the (very few) negative feedbacks here, is (for want of better terms) the complete lack of defensiveness and ego, coupled with an abundance of real friendliness and human interest. It can be seen even in plant selection -- take Quercus marilandica, the blackjack oak. There can't be a ton of people out there interested in this quirky small native oak, but there it is on their list, and will soon be planted in my garden, where I will look at it and remember the terrific nursery that made it possible. Really, this is one of the best.
|On Nov 2, 2010, braun06 Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered a Prairiedock plant. The item never arrived due to problems with UPS or theft, not sure which but Shooting Star has kept in contact with me and given quick responses with information whenever I needed it. The experience makes me nervous of having packages delivered to my door. Having said this though, given the attitude of this nursery, I am content with the business and would recommend ordering from that point of view to anyone. They were as equally dissapointed as I was, which is good to see a business that takes pride in what they do.
|On Sep 23, 2010, TexasTam Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
My first experience with this company was positive. Plants were certainly reasonably priced ($5 per coneflower) and good sized - one is even blooming. Communication upon ordering was frequent and much appreciated. I threw the shredded newspaper used for packing into my compost pile, so this wasn't a problem for me.
|On Aug 8, 2010, lissabird San Francisco , CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
We were trying a more "native" garden and looking for plants that would naturally occur on long island - we ordered geraniums, butterfly peas, nicotiana and flax. They arrived in variety of pot sizes in a standard box with shredded newspaper surrounding.
|On Jun 2, 2010, PlantMomto3 Nevada, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
Recently ordered milkweed plants and a tree. Received timely communication regarding the status of my order. My order was held a very short time in order that the milkweed could have additional time to root. I was expecting small plants. However, I received very nice-sized plants that were well-rooted. The tree was small, but that was expected. I was very pleased with my order.
|On May 23, 2010, sfenster Pemberton, NJ wrote:
Ordered a number of plants. All arrived in excellent condition and are doing well.
|On May 8, 2010, cardenorr Chagrin Falls, OH wrote:
Recently received my first order. I was very pleased with the size and overall condition of the plants. I was able to find a couple plants that I had difficulty locating elsewhere. Customer service maintained close communications during the ordering and shipping process. I will definitely go here first when I am ordering on-line again.
|On Aug 21, 2009, eagleagain1 Midway, KY wrote:
I was looking for a special fern for my husband for a gift. Marianne was very helpful and showed me around, asking me questions to help us decide on just the right one. The fern is doing great! A lovely place with very nice staff.
|On Jul 12, 2009, Karyl7b Dawsonville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I placed an order in summer. Plants were well packed, arrived in fine shape and were shipped quickly. They transplanted very well in good soil with plenty of water and are thriving. Shooting Star's customer service was great as well when I had questions. All in all I am quite happy and will buy from Shooting Star again. They carry some nice natives which can be difficult to find.
On September 9th, 2009, Karyl7b added the following:
Update: All of the original plants I ordered from Shooting Star continue to do well. A second order recently arrived and I am equally as pleased. The plants are in great shape with healthy roots and have transplanted with no trouble. They were watered daily at first, which is expected with any plant, and responded well. I will continue to order from Shooting Star.
|On Jun 16, 2009, Almostagardener Wiggins, CO wrote:
My first experience with this company has been very positive. I ordered wisteria, elderberry and cranberry plants. The staff was helpful and the plants were healthy, shipped in a timely manner and received in good condition
|On May 24, 2009, VirginiaLee2009 Riner, VA wrote:
I've just received my second order from this company. They have a very large selection of native plants which are hard to find anywhere else. Trees and shrubs are generally rather small, which I consider to be positive rather than negative; small ones seem to settle in better and do just as well in the long run. Everything I have received from them has been in excellent condition and packed well. One tree in the first order had its terminal bud broken off, but the owner assured me that it would recover without any problems, and it did. I'm very satisfied -- this will be where I go first for native plants.
|On May 11, 2009, bearcreekpotter Lawrenceburg, KY wrote:
Finally found the trees and herbs I had been looking for at Shooting Star!! I enjoyed touring their landscaping ideas as well as looking at the plants for sale. A nice little outting tucked away in Scott County.
|On Apr 20, 2009, alchemy_1300 Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have to give Lisa a excellent mention here as the company will honestly work with you on certain things and I deeply respect those type of people who still have that policy of standing behind your word, and even though I am embarrassed as all heck over my debit card I want everyone to know about how flexible and honest this company is.
|On Feb 6, 2009, Got_Lost Thomasville, GA wrote:
November 2008. Ordered 4 milkweeds (Asclepias) and one Goldenrod. Items were well packaged. Shipped quickly. Exactly as described. I would not hesitate to order from this company again.
|On May 15, 2008, CorgiLover Ashland, NH wrote:
I just received my first order from Shooting Star and am very pleased. The plants were packaged very well, were good sized for the $$ and in excellent condition.
|On Apr 16, 2008, PAMSPACE Temperanceville, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered three Washington Hawthorns from Shooting Star, because they had the best prices with shipping. The three trees arrived promptly and in excellent shape. They were all starting to leaf out. Could not be more pleased. Will order from them again.
|On Nov 11, 2007, CaptMicha Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
My purchase from Shooting Star was satisfactory.
|On Oct 16, 2007, indianna Bloomington, IN wrote:
Three weeks ago I went to Shooting Star (3.5 hr drive each way) because I only want native species (no hybrid cultivars, no exotics) and I was having difficulty finding them locally. Yes, I was shocked how small most items were but was truely impressed by the vast choice,reasonable price, and health of their plants. When buying items like giant wood ferns (mature size 3-6'), it's peachy to take home a whole forest in a small Toyota. Natalie willingly pulled out many individual trees or shrubs until I found one or a group with the conformation that I wanted. I was picky and demanding; the staff were always helpful and friendly. My only regret was not buying more!
|On Sep 29, 2007, janerobie Malden, MA wrote:
I ordered a Dutchman's Pipe and two Bearberry plants. The nursery held off mailing until the weather was cool enough. The plants arrived well packed and in very good shape. They're all now planted in my garden and are doing well. I'd definitely order from Shooting Star again.
|On Sep 13, 2007, sadie_mae Central, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I just received my 1st order from Shooting Star (3 Lonicera sempervirens) and they are very large and in excellent condition!! I'm making a list of more native plants that I "need" to add and will hopefully be able to make a trip to the nursery next spring.
|On Jun 19, 2007, joylily514 Katy, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Shooting Star is an exceptional nursery and mail order plant source. Their stock is the hardiest and largest of any company I have ordered from and I have ordered from many over the last 15 years. The packing is excellent, shipping is very fast and the communication on order status is the best I have ever received. The company gets a big A++++++++.
|On May 24, 2007, SallyMom The Villages, FL wrote:
I am new to gardening. I ordered trumpet honeysuckle, and received personal support, several positive communications and, very quickly, two healthy and well packed little plants.
|On May 20, 2007, Hostafarian Etna, CA wrote:
Friendly folks, nice plants well packed.